Q6: How is the Baptist Times proofread?

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A: Every issue goes through five steps of proofing to help ensure the professionalism of the magazine. Step #1 involves proofing every article as it comes in, pre-design. Step #2 sends the first design to 16 different proofers to focus on four pages each, with intentional overlap. Step #3 includes the 16 proofers receiving the corrections from the previous step, while shifting to the next four pages. Step #4 adds the corrections from the previous step, then shifts the 16 proofers to the next four pages. Step #5 involves sending the final design to an out-of-state printer, then reviewing a FedEx’d printer’s sample so that content, layout, and color correction can be confirmed. This ensures that every page gets proofread by, at least, six different people.